Registration 5th of September the latest! Welcome to the 4th annual Danish White Water Games 2016. This year we’re back at our favourite spot – Lissfors, Dala-Floda, Sweden. In July, the river
Registration 5th of September the latest!
Welcome to the 4th annual Danish White Water Games 2016. This year we’re back at our favourite spot – Lissfors, Dala-Floda, Sweden.
In July, the river was used for the Swedish event, Masters of Water, and we know the place very well from organizing the DWWG at the same spot in 2013 & 2014. The location offers a great logistic setup and a perfect learning environment with an opportunity to create a technical slalom course. If we’re lucky to get enough water we will also go through the famous and technical Fänforsen during the downriver competition.
You can compete in several sports:
- Rafting (R4)
- Stand Up Paddle
- Kayak Open
- Kayak Yuth
- C1/OC1 (both closed and open canoes)
We will find a winner in each sport and the person who collects the most points across all sports during the event, will be claimed The Great Waterman of DWWG 2016 (Men & Women respectively). NOTE: It is not required to compete in all sports to participate in The Great Waterman competition. As soon as you compete in more than 1 sport you’ll be part of The Great Waterman competition.
The DWWG is also the National Danish Championships and all Danish teams and athletes will be ranked according to their finishing position.
The Danish White Water Games is organized by DSRF and Copenhagen Watersports, however the event is entirely run by volunteers who also compete, so you will be asked to help with different tasks during the event, such as judging, timekeeping, safety (if qualified) etc.
Remember to join the Facebook event as we will use this to publish program and other relevant information before and during the event. If you do have any questions please send an email to: kontaktdsrf(at)gmail.com
IMPORTANT COMPETITION INFORMATION
BE AWARE OF THE LIMIT OF COMPETITORS (first come – first serve):
- Rafting: 14 teams
- SUP: 16 athletes
- Kayak & OC1/C1: 16 athletes (Men & Women)
- Kayak Youth: 16 athletes
NOTE: If we have less rafting teams than expected we will open up for more athletes in the other categories.
The event will take place in Lissfors. Depending on the water level the competitions will be held at different locations. However, the event base, which is also the place for accommodation, will be at Kajaktiv AB. The place has the following address: Lissforsvägen 11, 785 44 Dala-floda, Sweden
GPS Coordinates: 60.507166N, 14.824713E
You can coordinate transport with other athletes in the Facebook event.
You can compete in several sports (Remember to sign up for each sport):
- Rafting: Only R4 category (Open Men, Open Women)
- SUP: Men or Women
- Kayaking/C1/OC1: Men, Women and Youth
- Rafting disciplines: Sprint, H2H, Slalom & Downriver
- SUP disciplines: Sprint, SUP Cross
- Kayak disciplines: Sprint, Slalom, Boater Cross
- C1 disciplines: Sprint, Slalom, Boater Cross
- Freestyle: 1 minute sessions
The kayaking, C1 and OC1 races will be held during the same heats, and you’ll have to inform the organizers on location which boat class you will compeet in.
ACCOMMODATION AND FOOD
We’ve made a special deal with Kajaktiv AB and everyone will stay at the event base which is located just 50 meters from the river. The accommodation is already paid through your race fee (Friday to Sunday). However, there are only beds/indoor sleeping for 32 participants, therefore: All youth athletes will stay indoors, and the rest are allocated to the first people that sign up for the event. The rest need to bring their own tent. If you would like to volunteer to sleep in a tent outside or do not need accommodation please give us this information in your subscription. Facilities at the place are toilets, sauna, lounge, kitchen and Wi-Fi.
Breakfast and dinner (Friday to Sunday) is paid through your competition fee. You will need to handle your lunch individually. In terms of special needs of food please provide us with this information when you subscribe.
The organizers will provide rafts, SUP boards and leash + paddle for SUP and standard slalom kayak and C1 boats + paddle. Your welcome to bring your own kayak or C1 however for the kayak cross discipline a Creek-boat must be used.
Individual equipment goes as; PFD, helmet, paddle, throwbag, flipline, knife and suitable paddle clothing’s depending on weather conditions (expected water and air temperature is 10 degrees C) .
Every raft has to carry 1 throwbag as a minimum during the competition.
Safety during competitions will be arranged by the race organizers however all participants will be required to help. Instructions will be given during the safety briefing before race start.
It is required by all participants to have a certain level of white water skills that qualifies you to compete in a white water competition. This includes: You must be able to swim at least 500m and kayakers/canoers must be able to pull themselves out of the boat.
The race officials reserve the right to deny participants who do not meet a certain level of white water skills.
PROGRAM IN SHORT – Suitable to change – will be updated soon.
Thursday 15th of September:
Training (safety is not guaranteed)
Friday 16th of September:
07.30 – 08.00: Registration
Official training, Raft sprint, Raft Head 2 Head, Kayak/C1/OC1 sprint
Saturday 17th of September:
Raft slalom, Kayak/C1/OC1 slalom, Kayak/C1/OC1 cross, SUP Sprint, SUP Cross,
Sunday 18th of September:
Raft downriver and medal ceremony.
WHITE WATER CLINICS
You can participate in a 2-day white water clinic that runs Wednesday (14th) and Thursday (15th) before the competition. The clinic will introduce you to white water kayaking, swimming in white water, basic rescue and basic turns and skills on white water. The clinic is for beginners. Instructors are Bjarke Voetmann and Sabrina Krogh Schmidt (Sabrina is NPF tour leader and holds a rescue 3 international certification).
RACE FEE AND SIGNUP
The competition fee is 750,- DKK covering race costs, your accommodation and food (breakfast and dinner) from Friday to Sunday. If you arrive on Thursday you’ll pay an extra 150,- DKK for accommodation. In addition you pay 100,- DKK for each sport you want to compete in.
The fee is payed as a bank transfer:
Danish bank transfer: Reg. no.: 9570, Account no.: 11811515
International bank transfer:
IBAN: DK3630000011811515 — BIC/SWIFT: DABADKKK
IMPORTANT: Remember to put your name in the text area, example: DWWG_MichaelLindberg
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
By signing up you agree to the following terms and conditions for participation in the Danish White Water Games 2016:
I confirm that I can swim at least 500 meters and that I have a certain level of white water experience. I declare that my participation in the race is at own risk and that Copenhagen Watersports and DSRF can not be applied any liability of any kind. Including liability for any injuries that I incur myself or others in the race. I declare that I am healthy and that I am not suffering from any serious illnesses. I agree to that photos, film footage, interviews, advertisements etc. during the event can be used freely. Copenhagen Watersports and DSRF takes no responsibility for personal or material damage, including theft during the event.
TilmeldingCLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!
16 (Fredag) 07:30 - 18 (Søndag) 18:00
Lissforsvägen 11, 785 44 Dala-floda
Dansk Surf & Rafting Forbund / Copenhagen WatersportsMichael Lindberg / +45 25 14 20 68